For years, the German Association for Gas Technology has criticised the handling of DVGW worksheet G 607 in connection with the testing of “liquid gas systems” in motor homes, caravans and other recreational vehicles as part of a general inspection in accordance with § 29 StVZO.
Until now, if a certificate according to DVGW G 607 for a passed gas system test for the vehicle was missing, the inspection organisation and its employees refused to issue an inspection sticker and the main inspection was considered to have been failed. Now, the Federal Ministry of Transport has withdrawn the submission of a DVGW G 607 test certificate as being incompatible with the law in its announcement, which can be read here in Verkehrsblatt issue 24 under no. 176 of 02.12.2019. The decisive factor for this was that the requirements of DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012 could not be satisfactorily demonstrated by monitoring organisations to the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS). The deficiency assessment under point D 6.1.3 b is therefore suspended until 01.01.2023.
What the legislator will subsequently decide has not yet been determined.
However, it should also be mentioned here that the massive efforts of the GAGT e.V. (BFG e.V.) are paying off. (BFG e.V.) has once again paid off for the consumer and we can be curious about what will happen on the market now and how the vehicle manufacturers will react.
After all, in the past they have always delegated consumer protection to their dealers and the customer and tried to get rid of their product responsibility. The BMVI’s decision on a pending lawsuit at the Landgericht I in Munich will also play a decisive role in its outcome.
signed. Peter Ziegler
Chairman GAGT e.V.
The entire content of the “Official Notice” in the VkBl. can be viewed at the GAGT e.V. on request.